Best 4G Enabled Android Smartphones in India
India is expected to become the second largest smartphone market by the end 2015. The quick boom in the communication industry in India has been resulted into the formation of multiple domestic manufacturers. In addition, the same has attracted several foreign brands to enter the country. First it was all about the entry-level smartphones, people moving from feature phones to smartphones. Now the smartphone users are moving towards new technologies like 4G LTE, which is yet to widely spread across the country. Several 4G LTE-enabled smartphones had been launched in India last year and this year, and with more to follow soon.
So, if you are a tech savvy and looking for a decent 4G LTE smartphone for your fast internet connectivity needs, in this post you will find best of the 4G devices available in the country right now.
Best 4G-enabled smartphones in India in 2015
Micromax, India’s top leader in the smartphone business as per the recent industry reports formed a new online-only brand called YU. The new brand’s first offering is the YU Yureka, which is an affordable 4G LTE-enabled smartphone. The device is priced at Rs 8,999, and comes with a 5.5-inch HD screen, an octa-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, Cyanogen OS, 16GB of expandable memory, 13MP/5MP cameras, and a 2,500mAh battery. The Yureka measures 8mm around the waist and weighs 155grams.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Running Android 4.4 KitKat, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G is another decent 4G LTE smartphone with a 5.5-inch HD display. Being offered at Rs 9,999 on Flipkart, the device is fuelled by a 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM, and a large 3,100mAh battery. Its other specs include 13MP/5MP cameras, 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB), 9mm thickness, and 188grams weight.
HTC Desire 820
Recently launched in India, the HTC Desire 820 is currently retailing for around Rs 21,499 online. The 7mm thick smartphone is loaded with a 5.5-inch HD display (267ppi pixel density), a Snapdragon 615 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP/8MP cameras, and a 2,600mAh battery. The phone weighs 155grams, and comes with 16GB of internal memory, further expandable via a microSD card.
The Lenovo A6000 falls into an affordable segment with a price tag of Rs 6,999. The phone offers Android KitKat, a 5-inch HD display bearing a pixel density of 294ppi, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, 8MP/2MP cameras, and a 2,300mAh battery. The budget 4G smartphone is lightweight at 128grams, and carries a slim profile with 8mm thickness. The phone houses 8GB of internal memory, which can be further increased up to 32GB via a microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy A7
The Korean tech giant recently launched the Samsung Galaxy A7 in India for Rs 30,499. It is the brand’s slimmest smartphone till date that measures just 6mm around the waist, and is pretty lightweight at 141grams. It offers a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a pixel density of 401ppi, a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP/5MP cameras, and a non-removable 2,600mAh battery. The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory, which is further expandable up to 64GB.
The OnePlus One is one of the best smartphones available in India in the premium range right now. The device comes with a sandstone back panel and offers 64GB of non-expandable storage. It is loaded with a large 5.5-inch full-HD display (401ppi pixel density), a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP/5MP cameras, and a beefy 3,100mAh battery. In terms of measurement, the One is 8mm thick around the waist and weighs 162grams.
Google Nexus 5
The second last Nexus series smartphone, the Google Nexus 5 made by LG is among the best flagship offerings with 4G LTE support, though only for select markets. The 8.6mm handset weighs at 130grams, and flaunts a 4.95-inch true HD IPS+ capacitive display with a pixel density of 445ppi. The device now runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and is fuelled by a Snapdragon 800 CPU, coupled with an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and a 2,300mAh battery. The smartphone comes with 16/32GB of internal memory, an 8MP optically stabilised rear camera with an LED flash and a 1.3MP secondary shooter.
Samsung Galaxy A5
The Samsung Galaxy A5 is among the first smartphones from the brand to feature a metal chassis. The device comes with support for Indian 4G LTE networks. It is pretty sleek with a 6.7mm thick profile and weights just a little over 100 grams. The phone sports a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD display (294ppi pixel density), and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, aided by 2GB of RAM and a 2,300mAh battery. It runs Android KitKat, and houses 16GB of expandable memory, a 13MP rear shooter with an LED flash, a 5MP front camera, and comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and A-GPS.
Xiaomi Mi 4
The Xiaomi Mi 4 is the latest smartphone from the Chinese brand in India that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and comes with support for 4G LTE networks. The phone flaunts a 5-inch full HD display with a pixel density of 441ppi. It measures 8mm around the waist and weights 149grams. The device offers a 13MP rear camera with an LED flash, an 8MP front shooter for quality selfies, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of flash memory, Android KitKat, and a healthy 3,080mAh battery.
The vivo X5Max is among the slimmest smartphones in the world with a 4.75mm thick body. The 4G-enabled device was recently launched in India as the Chinese brand vivo’s first phone in the country. The X5Max flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It is a pretty lightweight 5.5-inch phablet as its weighs just 178grams. The phone is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, aided by 2GB of RAM and a 2,000mAh battery. The rest of the specs include Android KitKat, 13MP/5MP cameras, 16GB of expandable memory, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and A-GPS.
All of the smartphones mentioned above serve consumers from different categories. The OnePlus One rules the highest internal memory segment, while the YU Yureka and Lenovo A6000 attract the consumers in the budget segment. The HTC Desire 820 is the star of the Desire series from the Taiwanese brand with support for 4G LTE, while the RedmiNote 4G phone offers a premium experience at an affordable price tag. The Samsung Galaxy A7 is the slimmest from the brand with 4G LTE. So, which one are you going for, share with us all in the comments.